ICD-9 Diagnosis Code V61.42

Substance abuse-family

Diagnosis Code V61.42

ICD-9: V61.42
Short Description: Substance abuse-family
Long Description: Substance abuse in family
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code V61.42

Code Classification
  • Supplementary classification of factors influencing health status and contact with health services
    • Persons encountering health services in other circumstances (V60-V69)
      • V61 Other family circumstances

Information for Medical Professionals

Information for Patients

Drug Abuse

Also called: Substance abuse

Drug abuse is a serious public health problem that affects almost every community and family in some way. Each year drug abuse causes millions of serious illnesses or injuries among Americans. Abused drugs include

  • Methamphetamine
  • Anabolic steroids
  • Club drugs
  • Cocaine
  • Heroin
  • Inhalants
  • Marijuana
  • Prescription drugs

Drug abuse also plays a role in many major social problems, such as drugged driving, violence, stress, and child abuse. Drug abuse can lead to homelessness, crime, and missed work or problems with keeping a job. It harms unborn babies and destroys families. There are different types of treatment for drug abuse. But the best is to prevent drug abuse in the first place.

NIH: National Institute on Drug Abuse

  • Drug abuse
  • Drug dependence
  • Methamphetamine overdose
  • Toxicology screen

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Family Issues

There are many kinds of families. Some have two parents, while others have a single parent. Sometimes there is no parent and grandparents raise grandchildren. Some children live in foster families, adoptive families, or in stepfamilies.

Families are much more than groups of people who share the same genes or the same address. They should be a source of love and support. This does not mean that everyone gets along all the time. Conflicts are a part of family life. Many things can lead to conflict, such as illness, disability, addiction, job loss, school problems, and marital issues. Listening to each other and working to resolve conflicts are important in strengthening the family.

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